Colin Hutton

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Colin Hutton
Personal information
Full name Colin C. Hutton
Born April→June 1926 (age 87–88)
Prescot district, England
Playing information
Position Fullback, Centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1945–51 Widnes 131 16 167
1951–57 Hull 262
Total 393 16 167 0 0
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1957–70 Hull KR
Representative
Years Team Gms W D L W%
≤1962–≥68 Great Britain
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org

Colin C. Hutton (birth registered April→June 1926 (age 87–88) in Prescot district[1]) is an English rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1940s, and '50s, and coach of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, playing at club level for Widnes, and Hull, as a Fullback, or Centre, i.e. number 1, or, 3 or 4, and coaching at representative level for Great Britain, and at club level for Hull Kingston Rovers, he was the Rugby Football League President for 1992—1993,[2] and is the current President of Hull Kingston Rovers.[3] During his national service, Colin Hutton was a Lance corporal in the Royal Engineers, and served near the Suez Canal at RAF Fayid, near Ismaïlia, Egypt from 1947 until 1949, during which time he played rugby union for Army Rugby Union Egypt team, and missed two years of playing rugby league with Widnes.

Playing career[edit]

Rugby Football League Championship final appearances[edit]

Colin Hutton played, and scored the winning penalty kick in Hull's 10–9 victory over Halifax in the 1955–56 Rugby Football League Championship final at Maine Road, Manchester on Saturday 12 May 1956.

Challenge Cup final appearances[edit]

Colin Hutton played in Widnes' 0–19 defeat by Warrington in the 1949–50 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 6 May 1950.[4]

County Cup final appearances[edit]

Colin Hutton played in Widnes' 7–3 victory over Wigan in the 1945–46 Lancashire Cup final at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Saturday 27 October 1945.

Coaching career[edit]

International coaching honours[edit]

Along with Bill Fallowfield, Colin Hutton was the Great Britain coach for the 1962 Rugby League Ashes series winning team, and the 1968 Rugby League World Cup winning team.

Club coaching honours[edit]

Colin Hutton was the Hull Kingston Rovers coach for the victory over Huddersfield in the 1961–62 Eastern Division Championship final at Headingley Stadium, Leeds, the 13–5 defeat by Widnes in the 1963–64 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 9 May 1964, the 25–12 victory over Featherstone Rovers in the 1966–67 Yorkshire Cup final at Headingley Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 15 October 1966, and the 8–7 victory over Hull in the 1967–68 Yorkshire Cup final at Headingley Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 14 October 1967.

Rugby league hall of fame[edit]

Colin Hutton was inducted into the rugby league hall of fame in September 2010.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Past RFL Presidents". therfl.co.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Colin Hutton profile at hullkr.co.uk". hullkr.co.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Statistics at rugby.widnes.tv". rugby.widnes.tv. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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